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The 50 Greatest Tracks / Luciano Pavarotti

Pavarotti,Luciano
Release Date: 10/22/2013 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001922802   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniGiuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiNicolai GhiaurovRenato BrusonKathleen Battle,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin MehtaFrancesco Molinari-PradelliRichard BonyngeEdward Downes,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 45 Mins. 

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See more of Pavarotti's unforgettable recorded legacy on sale now!

This two-disc set commemorates Luciano Pavarotti's 50th anniversary with Decca Records and an unforgettable legacy of recorded music from one of the greatest voices of our time.

Half a century after Pavarotti took the music world by storm with his golden voice and sunny personality, Pavarotti: The 50 Greatest Tracks offers two CDs bursting with digitally remastered versions of his finest recordings.

Fifty years ago, the Italian tenor made a memorable appearance on mass-audience UK TV show Sunday Night at the Sunday
Read more Palladium, made his debut at the Royal Opera House in La Bohème – and signed with Decca, releasing his first album. That significant year marked the beginning of a unique musical partnership which sparked so many award-winning recordings for the rest of the tenor’s life.

Now the label is set to release a unique historic recording that has lain dormant in the archives for 50 years – Pavarotti singing “Che gelida manina” from La Bohème, the work that first captured the public’s attention.

Remastered and made available to the public for the first time, the track features on a double album that also offer his immortal recordings of “Nessun dorma” (more than 65 million YouTube views) , “La donna è mobile”, “Granada” and duets with Frank Sinatra, Bono, Eric Clapton and Sting among the 50 timeless recordings. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
2.
La Bohème: Che Gelida Manina (Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
3.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Written: 1851 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
5.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
6.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7.
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
8.
Les Pêcheurs de perles: Au Fond Du Temple Saint (Pearl Fishers' Duet) by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
9.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
10.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
11.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
12.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
13.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
14.
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
15.
Un ballo in maschera: La rivedrà nell' estasi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (), Renato Bruson (), Kathleen Battle (),
Robert Lloyd (), Malcolm King ()
Conductor:  Sir G. Solti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
16.
La traviata: Lunge da lei...De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
17.
Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Elke Schary (), Luciano Pavarotti (), Christa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal] Ludwig (),
Robert [Baritone Vocals] Kerns ()
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
18.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (), Mirella Freni ()
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
19.
Manon Lescaut: Tra voi, belle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  James Levine
Written: 1893 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
20.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
21.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
22.
L'Africaine: Mi batte il cor... O paradiso by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
23.
La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (), Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
24.
Turandot (Original Three Tenors Version): Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (), José Carreras (), Placido [Tenor Vocals] Domingo ()
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
25.
O sole mio, for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Eduardo Capua
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Giancarlo Chiaramello
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
26.
Funiculì funiculà by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Naples, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
27.
Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
28.
Volare by Domenico Modugno
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Henry Mancini
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
29.
Santa Lucia by Traditional
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (), David Romano ()
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1860; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
30.
Caro mio ben by Giuseppe Giordani
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
31.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
32.
Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Sir G. Solti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
33.
Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
34.
Malinconia, ninfa gentile by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
35.
Ma rendi pur contento by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
36.
Don Pasquale: Com' è gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
37.
La Fille du régiment: Ah, Mes Amis... Pour Mon Ame Quel Destin by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (), Eric Garrett ()
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 54 Secs. 
38.
Macbeth: O Figli, O Figli Miei... Ah, La Paterna Mani by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
39.
Un ballo in maschera: Forse la soglia attinse by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Sir G. Solti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
40.
La serenata by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
41.
Caruso by Lucio Dalla
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
42.
Buongiorno a te by Stefano Nanni
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (), Antonella Pepe (), Fabio Sartoni (Drums),
Stefano Nanni (Piano)
Conductor:  Rob Mathes
Period: Modern 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
43.
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (), Sting (Voice)
Conductor:  Also Sisilli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
44.
Holy Mother by Eric Clapton
Performer:  Eric Clapton (Voice), Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
45.
Miss Sarajevo by Brian Eno
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (), Bono (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1995; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
46.
My Way, song by Claude Francois
Performer:  Frank Sinatra (Voice), Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Bill Miller
Written: circa 1967 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
47.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
48.
Mefistofele: Dai campi, dai prati by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1875 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
49.
Martha: M'appari by Friedrich v. Flotow
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 

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 Pavarotti The 50 Greatest Tracks January 15, 2014 By S. Wolfe (Dunwoody, GA) See All My Reviews "I love having all his best music on one set of CD's. I probably have most of his CD's but like the convenience of this set. You folks do a great job of keeping up with classic music. Thanks, S. Wolfe" Report Abuse
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